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A physics 11 experiment on refraction and Snell's Law. This document includes several ray tracings which can be used by students to do a take-home lab.
Topics: Physics 11, Snell's Law Experiment, Refraction, Pythagoras Publishing
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In a brilliant paper titled "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend upon its Energy-Content?" published in September 1905 in the German physics journal Annalen der Physik, 17, 1905 ("Ist die Tragheit eines Korpers von seinem Energiegehalt abha¤ngig?") Einstein was able to show that the mass of an object is a measure of its energy content. In this Ï - Physics Initiative in Education module Einstein's Mass-Energy Equation E = mc2 is derived and some of its implications are...
Topics: Einstein, Mass-Energy, E = mc2, Momentum of Light, Nichols - Hull, Einstein Box Thought Experiment,...
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A short description of phosphoric acid and how pH affects its chemistry. The graphics are from Linus Pauling's excellent Chemistry book. This talk was presented to a high school chemistry class.
Topics: Phosphoric acid, pH, Pythagoras Publishing
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A physics 12 talk titled Coulomb's Law.
Topics: Physics 12, Coulomb's Law, Pythagoras Publishing
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A work book to introduce On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres by Copernicus. The work book includes excerpts of Nicholas Copernicus' 1543 book, a biography, contributions By Sir Jean Jeans and Max Planck about Copernicus as well as a description of the Apparent Motion and Orbits of the Planets. A digital book prepared by Pythagoras Publishing of Vancouver, BC, Canada
Topics: On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, Nicholas Copernicus, Sir Jean Jeans, Max Planck,...
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A close look at the life and work of Karl Schwarzschild and in particular the Schwarzschild Metric and his two papers from 1916. It is evident that scientists like Riemann and Schwarzschild were looking at gravity as a curving of space long before Einstein and his famous 1916 paper on the Theory of General Relativity. Einstein was definitely not the first physicist to suggest that space-time was curved. Schwarzschild wrote a paper on the subject of the curvature of space in 1900, over fifteen...
Topics: Karl Schwarzschild, Albert Einstein, Schwarzschild Metric, George Volkoff, Oppenheimer, Riemann,...
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The implications of the two simple postulates of Special Relativity proposed by Albert Einstein are presented in a succinct form in this paper. Two additional heuristic postulates are explained. The simple algebraic derivation of the equations of Special Relativity was shared by the author to Dr. F. A. Kaempffer and Dr. George Volkoff during the course of a pleasant conversation in 1984.
Topics: Einstein, Special Relativity, Simple Derivations, Lorentz Transformation, heuristic postulates
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In this article the period of a simple pendulum is derived using pre-calculus kinematics. This heurtistic approach is a good introduction to for non-calculus students to the kinematics of a simple pendulum. Mention is made of the early experiments of Leonardo da Vinci and of Galileo Galilei. Lagrange and Einstein.
Topics: Period of a Simple Pendulum, Galileo, non-calculus, CUPJ, cupj, Pythagoras Publishing
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This is a talk given to physics 12 about the basic ideas regarding permanent and non-permanent magnets. The talk also looks at the orbitals of ferromagnetic materials and rare earth materials.
Topics: Physics 12, Basic Ideas regarding Magnets, permanent and non-permanent magnets, ferromagnetic...
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Introduction to the Theory of Relativity by Peter Bergmann Part 1: Chapters 1- 5 Prentice Hall, New York , 1948
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Topics: Bergmann, Introduction to the Theory of Relativity, Frames of Reference, Coordinate Transformation,...
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A physics 11 speed of sound experiment involving temperature dependence is the purpose of this experiment. The students take two measurements one with air above cold water and one with air above warm water, and then graphs and analyzes the data. A scatter plot of class results can be used in the analysis. This lab teaches several key physics lab concepts.
Topics: Physics 11, Speed of Sound Experiment, temperature dependence, Pythagoras Publishing
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A physics 12 talk titled Electrostatics.
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A talk given in 2011 that begins with Euclid's Optiks, and continues on to Leonardo and ray tracing, and Johannes Kepler's thin lens equation, to Newton the solar spectrum and his Optiks,light and photons, Richard Feynman and Quantumelectrodynamics, Canadian physicist and Nobel Physics Prize winner Arthur Schawlow and the Laser, Canadian Astronomer Andrew McKellar, The Big Bang, the Cosmic Background Radiation and Gamma Ray Bursts. The talk is for a general audience and spans 23 centuries of...
Topics: Euclid's Optiks, Leonardo da Vinci, ray tracing, Kepler's thin lens equation, Newton and spectrum,...
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A novel approach to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle is presented in this paper in a fashion that directly links Special Relativity and Quantum Theory from first principles. The traditional approach to non-relativistic quantum mechanics is primarily didactic. The basic axioms of the theory are introduced, along with the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and simple systems like the Quantum Harmonic Oscillator are elucidated. A different approach, which is heuristic in nature, is to begin with...
Topics: Lorentz Invariant Measure, Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, Special Relativity, CUPJ, cupj,...
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In September 1956 Canadian RCAF fighter pilots flying CF-86 Sabre jets with NATO in Europe inadvertently down an American CIA U-2 over Germany. The pilot Howard Carey was killed. The Canadian Incident, as it has become known, is inextricably tied to the decision to cancel the Avro Arrow CF-105 project in February 1959. The reader is welcome to read the Canadian Incident script as well posted at archive.org. Perhaps the CBC will take the Canadian Incident script and make it into a movie ... the...
Topics: U-2, Avro Arrow, CF-86 Sabre jets, RCAF, CIA., Pythagoras Publishing
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The third part of as four part history of Station Point Grey and Special Intelligence, this part looks at the final months of the War in the Pacific and in particular why atom bombs were dropped on the strategic military targets of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This part also looks at the Asian Holocaust where upwards of thirty million people were murdered by the Empire of Japan between 1937 and 1945, OPERATION DOWNFALL the planned invasions of Japan, the attacks on the West Coast of Canada by...
Topics: Station Point Grey, Special Intelligence, the Asian Holocaust, Fire Balloons, submarine attacks,...
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Yukawa's 1934 paper which hypothesized the existence of the pion, the quanta holding the protons and neutrons together in the nucleus.
Topics: Yukawa, Pions
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In this article, part 2 of the series, the role that Station Point Grey played in the war against the blockade running German and Japanese submarines is presented with an emphasis on the transfer of special cargo such as men and strategic materials, as well as drawings and parts for advanced radar, aircraft, rocket and electronics, is presented. The Asaka Maru Affair from 1941 is presented, The planning and lead up to the attack on Pearl Harbour by the Imperial Japanese Navy is described, with...
Topics: Station Point Grey, Special Intelligence, Tokyo Berlin messages, UBC, Arlington Hall, Bletchley...
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Nuclear Physics by Enrico Fermi Chapter 1, Properties of Nuclei University of Chicago Press, 1950
Topics: Enrico Fermi, Nuclear Physics, textbook, Chapter 1, Properties of Nuclei, packing fraction, binding...
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This is the January 2009 edition of the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal. This edition includes an interview of Canadian Astronaut and now Member of Parliament Marc Garneau as well as the historically significant article The U-2 and the Avro Arrow. Did you know that Canadian CF-86 Sabre jet pilots inadvertently downed an American U-2 over the skies of Europe in September 1956 ... killing Howard Carey the pilot? My editorial "To Boldly Go" recounts Canadian Space History and...
Topics: CUPJ, Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal, January 2009, Interview Marc Garneau, The U-2 and the...
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Introduction to the Theory of Relativity by Peter Bergmann Part 2: Chapter 6 - 9 Prentice-Hall, New York, 1948
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Topics: Bergmann, Introduction to the Theory of Relativity, Relativistic Mechanics of Mass Points,...
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Prodigiousness is shared between boys and girls, but genius is predominately a male attribute. The four case studies look at Albert Einstein, Kurt Godel, Paul Erdos and Srinivasa Ramanujan. Gifted Children have special needs. While gifted children inspire admiration, left to their own devices in a normal classroom, they suffer neglect, ridicule and misunderstanding.
Topics: Albert Einstein, Kurt Godel, Paul Erdos, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Case Study Gifted Children,...
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A 1986 paper on the basic physics of fission and fusion weapons. For the time it was pretty advanced. At the time, the young author was able to dicsuss the subject with Dr. George Volkoff at UBC and received guidance by Dr. Carson Mark formerly of Los Alamos. All material presented in this paper represents previously declassified information or educated guesses on the author's part. The more comprehensive Los Alamos Primer is now widely available. This paper was published in the Physsoc...
Topics: basic physics, fission weapons, fusion weapons, Pythagoras Publishing
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In this paper both integral transform techniques and an algebraic formulation of the second order differential equation are used to derive the solution for the one dimensional Dirac delta Schrodinger equation. These are novel approaches which are not found in any standard textbook. Both the Transform and reformulation techniques provide new insight into the one dimensional Dirac delta Schrodinger equation. This paper was first published in the Gamma Magazine at the Niels Bohr Institute in...
Topics: One Dimensional Dirac Delta Schrodinger Equation, Transform technique, Algebraic Reformulation,...
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There is no greater myth that perpetuates the feminist mystique than the myth that woman are by their very nature kind, thoughtful and altruistic. In reality, they are after all human just like the men. Many feminists strive to perpetuate biased stereotypes and questionable assumptions both about what it is to be female, and about maleness, male anger and male aggression. A look at the nature of Total War and the Nuremberg Tribunal Findings, about who voted Hitler into power and why. The Von...
Topics: Myth, Kind and Gentle Woman, gender politics, Von Neumann Zero Sum Theory, Nash's Theory of...
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Some personal recollections about the life and achievements of Paul Dirac by Maurice Pryce, one of Dirac's finest graduate students. You will enjoy the comments by Kapitza teasing Dirac "positive electrons ... positive electrons, put that into your theory!" at a Cambridge symposium in late 1932/early 1933. Of course Dirac would do so and win a Nobel Prize in Physics for his theory of the Relativistic Positron. These recollections was first published soon after Dr. Dirac's passing in...
Topics: Paul Dirac, Maurice Pryce, Kapitza, positive electrons, positrons, Quantum Mechanics, Nobel Prize...
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An introduction to the Chemistry of Iron and Steel, appropriate for either chemistry 11 or chemistry 12.
Topics: Chemistry of Iron, Chemistry of Steel. Pythagoras Publishing
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The beginnings of Quantum Physics is introduced in such a manner as to present a continuity of effort between "classical" and "quantum" physics. This paper was written in 1981 and looks at the specific problem of the energy spectrum of a black body source in thermal equilibrium, the 1900 discoveries by Max Planck, and the transfer of energy at an atomic scale. Max Planck never believed that his 1900 paper was all that revolutionary. If one were to look for a comparable...
Topics: Thermodynamics, Thermal Radiation, Black Body Radiation, entropy, Max Planck, Bruskiewich,...
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In this paper, a pedagogical introduction to the Time Reversal Operator Î for the one-dimensional quantum harmonic oscillator (QHO) is presented. Time does not appear as a Hermitian Operator in Schrodinger's equation such as the position or the momentum operator does, time is merely a parameter. It is shown that the Time Reversal Operator Î is equal to K, the complex conjugate operator for the QHO.
Topics: Time Reversal Operator, Quantum Harmonic Oscillator, Quantum Mechanics, CUPJ, cupj, Pythagoras...
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This article looks at the link between the work that Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo both did on the motion of a pendulum. The history relating to Leonardo da Pisa is mentioned as well. Galileo's Times-Squared Law and his pin and pendulum experiment is discussed. Refer to the paper "Galileo and the Inclined Plane" for a description as to how Galileo discovered his times-squared law. It is past time, excuse the pun, to the update the history of the discovery of isochronism of the...
Topics: Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Galileo's times-squared Law, isochronism of the pendulum,...
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A physics 101 talk about Black Holes and Gravitational Fields. An excerpt from Physics by Tipler is included in this assignment
Topics: Physics 101, Black Holes and Gravitational Fields Assignment, Pythagoras Publishing
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The week two notes titled Science and Art - Leonardo da Vinci, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline).
Topics: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design, Science 201, Science and Art, Leonardo da Vinci,...
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In this little paper I have collected some quotes from A Mathematician's Apology by G.H. Hardy, Cambridge University Press, 1967. This little article was lost amongst the author's notes in 1983 and only recently found in a box of old manuscripts.
Topics: G.H. Hardy, Quotes from A Mathematician's Apology, mathematics, creativity, life in general,...
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Nuclear Physics by Enrico Fermi Chapter 2: Interaction of Radiation with matter University of Chicago Press, 1950
Topics: Enrico Fermi, Nuclear Physics, textbook, Chapter 2, Interaction of Radiation with matter, Bohr...
This third article about George Volkoff describes his contributions to the University of British Columbia (UBC) and TRIUMF, Canada's National Accelerator Laboratory on the south campus of UBC. Included in this articles are stories, derived from primary sources, about Einstein, Leopold Infeld, Frederick Kaempffer, and Professor Opechowski (Pritchard should read Pickard in this article). Of special note are the comments by I.I. Rabi and George Volkoff and the author regarding the real reason...
Topics: Volkoff, TRIUMF, I.I. Rabi, Edward Teller, hydrogen bomb, the lost Wheeler letter, the Oppenheimer...
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In undergraduate quantum mechanics parity is introduced with the creation and annihilation operators (the Fock representation) for the one dimensional quantum harmonic oscillator. In this paper a pedagogical approach is taken to derive the parity operator in terms of this operator formalism.
Topics: Parity Operator, Quantum Harmonic Oscillator. creation operator, annihilation operator, Fock...
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This is the spring 2010 edition of the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal. I was Editor in Chief of the CUPJ until then. The youngster who came after me were not able to keep the little journal that could in operation. It has been defunk since April 2010. As the most recently published EiC for this journal I feel the obligation to archive the journal for general use.
Topics: Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal, Spring 2010, Editorial Counting the years back five...
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During the Second World War a radio intercept station known as Station Point Grey at Point Grey on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver BC, Canada, played a very important role in intercepting diplomatic traffic on the Berlin-Tokyo circuit. Through a special agreement between the Parliament of Canada, the Parliament of the UK and the Executive Branch of the US Government, the intercepts from Station Point Grey were shared with the UK and the USA. The messages...
Topics: Station Point Grey, Special Intelligence, Ambassador Oshima, Tokyo, Berlin, UBC, Lester Pearson,...
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Introduction to the Theory of Relativity by Peter Bergmann Part 4: Chapter 15 - 18 Prentice Hall, New York, 1948
Topics: Bergmann, Introduction to the Theory of Relativity, Equations of Motion, Weyl's Gauge Invariant...
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Elementary Particles by Enrico Fermi Chapters 1 to 3, Chapter 1: Quanta as the Field as Particles, Chapter 2: Interaction of the Fields, Chapter 3: The Interaction Constants Yale University Press, 1951
Topics: Enrico Fermi, Elementary Particles, Quanta, Fields, Interaction Constants, Pions, Neutrinos
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Nuclear Physics by Enrico Fermi Chapter 8 University of Chicago Press, 1950
Topics: Enrico Fermi, Nuclear Physics, textbook, Chapter 8, nuclear reactions, compound nucleus, resonant...
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Introduction to the Theory of Relativity by Peter Bergmann Part 3: Chapter 10 - 13 Prentice-Hall, New York 1948
Topics: Bergmann, Introduction to the Theory of Relativity, Principle of Equivalence, Riemann-Christoffel...
An Introduction to the Use of Generalized Coordinates in Mechanics and Physics By William Elwood Byerly, Harvard Chapter 1- 2 Ginn and Co. Boston, 1944
Topics: Generalized Coordinates, Mechanics, Lagrange Equation, Atwood Machine, Gyroscope, Hamiltonian,...
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Nuclear Physics by Enrico Fermi Chapter 4 University of Chicago Press 1950
Topics: Enrico Fermi, Nuclear Physics, textbook, Chapter 4, Beta decay, rate of decay, beta decay, Kurie...
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A physics 12 talk that derives the wave equation for a string in two different ways.
Topics: Physics 12, Two Simple Derivations, Wave Equation for a String, Pythagoras Publishing
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This short paper is a non-calculus introduction to the theory of heat transport by conduction and to Fourier's Law. The paper includes seven examples and three questions for students at a first year university level. One of the examples looks at the Igloo as a practical winter structure.
Topics: Heat Transport, heat conduction, heat flux, Fourier's Law, non-calculus, the electrical analogy to...
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Elementary Particles by Enrico Fermi Chapters 4 - Appendix 1 and 2, Chapter 4: Pions, Nucleons and Anti-Nucleons, Appendix 1: Quantization of the Radiation Field, Appendix 2: Second Quantization with the Pauli Principle Yale University Press, 1951
Topics: Enrico Fermi, Elementary Particles, Quanta, Fields, Interaction Constants, Pions, Neutrinos
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A phhysics 12 talk titled Electric Potential for a Single Charge.
Topics: Physics 12, Electric Potential for a Single Charge
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Muclear Physics by Enrico Fermi Chapter 6 University of Chicago Press, 1950
Topics: Enrico Fermi, Nuclear Physics, textbook, Chapter 6, Nuclear Forces, mesons, saturation of nuclear...
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Leonard Euler (1707-1783) was the leading mathematician of his age. One of his more endearing contributions to mathematics was his equation equating of the natural exponent of a complex function to the cosine and sine function, known as Euler's Treat. This little paper was written with Mr. Andrew Jarvis, who is now at RMC in Kingston.
Topics: Euler's Treat, exponential, complex number, cosine and sine, CUPJ, cupj, Pythagoras Publishing
The purpose of this Physics 150 lab is to validate the Lorentz Transformation, to study the Photoelectric Effect and derive a value for the Planck Constant, as well as estimate the charge of an electron using data from the Millikan Oil Drop Experiment. In Study 1 you will confirm the Relativistic relationship between mass and velocity. In Study 2 you will study the Photoelectric Effect. In Study 3 you will analyze data from the Millikan oil drop experiment and estimate the charge of an electron.
Topics: Lorentz Transformation, Photoelectric Effect, Planck Constant, Millikan Oil Drop Experiment
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Nuclear Physics by Enrico Fermi Chapter 9 University of Chicago Press, 1950
Topics: Enrico Fermi, Nuclear Physics, textbook, Chapter 9, neutron physics, elastic scattering, diffusion...
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George Volkoff and J. Robert Oppenheimer laid the foundation for our understanding of neutron stars in a 1939 paper. This article, the first of three about Dr. George Volkoff, describes his work on neutron stars and the Oppenheimer-Volkoff Equation of state for neutron stars. Had Oppenheimer lived a few months longer it is speculated Volkoff and Oppenheimer would have shared the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physics with Hans Bethe. Oppenheimer died in 1967 of cancer. The author of this article knew...
Topics: Neutron Stars, George Volkoff, Oppenheimer Volkoff equation, UBC, CUPJ, cupj
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A physics 12 talk titled Millikan and the Oil Drop Experiment.
Topics: Physics 12, Millikan and the Oil Drop Experiment
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Some additional solutions to Complex Analysis Problems,from Churchill version two, as well as one general solution to a common geometry problem. Having this general result makes an entire class of integrals straightforward to evaluate. Note the symmetry between integrals with cos or sin in the denominator. In part 4 I shall solve for the sum in question 2. More solutions to come â¦. having so much fun!
Topics: Complex Analysis, solutions, residue theory, Pythagoras Publishing
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The week two notes titled Leonardo da Vinci Science Notes, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline).
Topics: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design, Science 201, Leonardo da Vinci Science Notes, Pythagoras...
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Solutions to some problems taken from Complex Variables and Applications, R.V. Churchill, 2nd Edition, p.171 More to come! the author does complex mathematics to relax !
Topics: Complex Analysis, solutions, residue theory, Pythagoras Publishing
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Elementary Nuclear Theory by Hans Bethe Chapters 1 - 13 John Wiley and Sons, 1947
Topics: Elementary Nuclear Theory, Bethe, Nuclei, Beta Decay, Alpha Decay, Spin and Statistics, Neutrino,...
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Nuclear Physics with Enrico Fermi Chapter 10 University of Chicago Press, 1950
Topics: Enrico Fermi, Nuclear Physics, textbook, Chapter 10, Cosmic Rays, cascade, latitude effect,...
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In this article the Nichols - Hull experiment to measure the momentum of light is described and the Einstein Mass-Energy Equation E = mc2 is derived from first principles using basic concepts from the conservation of momentum.
Topics: Einstein, Mass-Energy, E = mc2, Momentum of Light, Nichols - Hull
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Elementary Nuclear Theory by Hans Bethe Chapter 14 - 17 John Wiley and Sons, 1947
Topics: Elementary Nuclear Theory, Bethe, Nuclei, Neutrino, Proton, Neutron, Deuteron, Saturation of...
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A brief albeit general expose of of the Hilbert Action Principle applied to classical geometrodynamics with an eye on quantum geometrodynamics. A joint paper published with Volker Ziemann (who incidentally looked and acted like Albert Einstein when he was taking some undergrad courses with the author at UBC). First published in the UBC Physics Society Journal in March 1984.
Topics: Lagrangian Field Theory, Classical Geometrodynamics, General Relativity, Pythagoras Publishing
The Parity Operator for the Quantum Harmonic Oscillator in the Jordan Representation.
Topics: The Parity Operator, Quantum Harmonic Oscillator, Jordan Representation
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A January 2009 interview of Dr. Marc Garneau, Canada's First Man in Space first published in the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal. The achivist is one of two people who interviewed Dr. Garneau. Marc is a former RCN Naval Captain, a Canadian Astronaut, a former President of the Canadian Space Agency and now a Member of Parliament, Ottawa, Canada.
Topics: Marc Garneau, Canada's First Man in Space, MP in Canada, CUPJ
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Nuclear Physics by Enrico Fermi Chapter 3 University of Chicago Press
Topics: Enrico Fermi, Nuclear Physics, textbook, Chapter 3, alpha emission, alpha decay, virtual level of...
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A January 2006 article in the Graduate Magazine at UBC. Knowledge is universal, but living knowledge does not reside in books, but within the hearts and mind of men. Knowledge is inanimate, people are animate. How important Management by Objectives MBO and management by walking around MBWA impact an organization. The leadership styles of Lord Nelson, Ed Deming, as well as David Packard and Bill Hewlett are discussed. Five recommended objectives to improving the UBC experience.
Topics: UBC, Management by Objectives, Management by Walking Around, Lord Nelson, Ed Demings, David...
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This 2007 Ph.D. Thesis proposal was approved by Janis McKenna et al. at UBC and TRIUMF and would involve using the TACTIC detector to study the neutron transfer reaction in inverse kinematics for the 7Li(3He,4He)6Li at low energy (0.250 to 1.0 MeV). The Lithium anomaly is the difference between what astrophysical models predict for the Lithium 6 and Lithium 7 abundance in the universe and the measured values. There is a Strong Lithium Anomaly ( Lithium 6 abundance is three orders of magnitude...
Topics: Lithium Anomaly, 7Li(3He, 4He)6Li reaction, neutron transfer reaction, Lithium 6, Lithium 7, TACTIC...
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Nuclear Physics by Enrico Fermi Chapter 5 University of Chicago Press, 1950
Topics: Enrico Fermi, Nuclear Physics, textbook, Chapter 5, Gamma Radiation, spontaneous emission, dipole...
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The Einstein Mass- Energy expression E=mc2 can be derived a number of ways. The derivation in this paper was proposed by Albert Einstein himself and was shared with the author by Dr. Frederick Kaempffer and Dr. George Volkoff in 1984. This paper was originally written in 1984. The manuscript remained lost in the author's papers for several decades until recently rediscovered and published.
Topics: Einstein, Mass-Energy equation, E=mc2, simple derivation, Frederick Kaempffer, George Volkoff
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A physics 12 talk titled the Simple Electrochemistry of Three Simple Batteries.
Topics: Physics 12, The Electrochemistry of Three Simple Batteries, Pythagoras Publishing
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A physics 12 talk titled Electric Fields. Hope you enjoy the pictures ... they come from a 1960's physics textbook!
Topics: Physics 12, Electric Field, Pythagoras Publishing
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This is the April 2009 edition of the CUPJ. The editorial to this edition titled "the beginning of the end" was read in national capitols just prior to the 2009 full yield test of a nuclear weapon by North Korea. The author is one of the architects of UN Security Resolutions UNSCR1718(2006) and UNSCR1874(2009) which outline the Naval Quarantine of North Korea (see Proliferation - Hydra with many Heads). this edition includes an interview of Dr. Shelley Page then head of CAP. I was...
Topics: CUPJ, Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal, April 2009, Naval Quarantine of North Korea,...
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A look at waves and mathematics through the ages starting with Pythagoras idea that everything can be described using numbers, to Leonardo and Galileo launching modern science, to the modern ideas about the wave equation and waves at a boundary on a string. A simple derivation of the wave equation as well as the boundary conditions on a string is provided. Presentation about Waves for the TRIUMF Saturday Morning Lecture Series on October 25th, 2008. (Note ERRATA , on page 2...
Topics: Waves, Pythagoras, Galileo, Leonardo, Fibonnaci, wave equation, boundary condition, TRIUMF,...
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Nuclear Physics by Enrico Fermi Table of Contents University of Chicago Press, 1950
Topics: Enrico Fermi, Nuclear Physics, textbook, Table of Content
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A November 2009 interview of Dr. Ralph Sultan, MLA for West Vancouver in the Legislature of British Columbia first published in the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal. Dr. Sultan is an engineer and Harvard economist by training, a UBC alumni as well as a Harvard alumni. Of special note are his recollections about the AVRO Arrow and the "Wet Wing Controversy", The AVRO engineers could not find a sealant that could seal the wing tanks on the Arrow because of the dynamic loading and...
Topics: Ralph Sultan, BC Legislature, UBC, Harvard, Avro Arrow, CUPJ